Firstly, I just wanted to say thank you SO much for following my blog. I reached 200 followers yesterday which is just crazy! I had a really rubbish morning yesterday and getting the 200 follower mark email from Bloglovin' really turned it around! So thank you for sticking with me, whether you're old or new!
Today I really felt in the mood for a tag post, and the Blogger Made Me Buy It seemed like one alll of us can relate too! I haven't seen it around many blogs either so I thought it might make a slightly more interesting read. So, on with the questions!
1. Who are your most influential bloggers? Who are the ones that you really rely on for reviews and swatches?
I actually follow a crazy amount of blogs and I do pop by them all for reviews and swatches. But, if I had to choose I do really love Vivianna Does Makeup's photography when she's reviewing a product and I really trust her opinion. So she is probably the most influential to me, although I do love reviews from EssieButton and Lily Melrose (ETC LLYMLRS) too.
2. Do you buy a product solely as a result from one review from your favourite bloggers, or do you look for more reviews from others?
I definitely scout out a few opinions on products before purchasing just because I find it interesting reading other peoples perspectives. Although, if I want a product I'm probably gonna buy it no matter how many/little reviews I've seen!
3. What is your most favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
I think this definitely has to be the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. I first heard about this from Louise of Sprinkle of Glitter world in one of her videos, and fell in love with it. She seriously sold it and it looked so gorgeous on her, I just knew I had to have it! I've not been disappointed either, as its still a staple in my makeup bag over a year on!
4. What is your least favourite item that you have ever bought as a consequence of blogs?
I think this has to be the L'Oréal Glam Shine Stain Splash glosses that were really hyped up. I saw so many bloggers saying that they were a dupe of the YSL Glossy Stain's which I'd coveted for a while. I bought three shades, and to be honest? I hated them all. I found them so uncomfortable on the lips and they just didn't suit me at all. Luckily they were on offer at the time I bought them so I didn't waste too much money!
5. Name 5 products you have bought recently as a result of blogs
I haven't really been buying much recently to be honest, so this is tricky! I did buy a few items recently from the new Tanya Burr range after seeing some really good blog reviews. A while ago I bought the Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturiser after reading a really good review on Couture Girl but that's about it I think!
6. Have you ever given into blogger hype? If so, which hype?
Haven't we all? I resisted for so long on the Maybelline Babylips front as I felt it was just simply a glorified lip balm. Which essentially it still is! But jeeez is it moisturising!! I have the Intense balm as I'm just not a fan of a tinted lip balm and I love it.
7. Have you ever avoided blogger hype? If so, which type?
The limited edition NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand palette was all over the blogosphere and I avoided successfully! I do think it looks a lovely palette, but I'm just not willing to flash that much cash on it to be honest. I do love blushers, but as I already have quite a few in my collection I couldn't really justify adding it.
8. Is everything you buy based on blogger reviews or are there some items you buy without checking out a review?
Now that I've found the world of blogs I do read a lot of reviews before splurging on a more pricey product, just so I don't waste my money! But for the more affordable products in my collection I don't necessarily find a review. Especially as most of my high street purchases are more impulse based, and less researched than higher end products.
So there we have it! I hope you enjoyed this tag, let me know if you do or have done this tag as I'd love to read it! :)